April 25, 2013
Looking for a simple way to signal spring at home? We were too and just three dollars later, we find our solution with an eye-catching bottle of Method Orla Kiely Hand Soap from Target!
Switching out your hand soap scent is a fun (and practical) way to bring the scents of spring to your home. Whether looking to splurge or to make the change on the cheap, we’ve pulled together our top five picks that are all an easy add to your next Suddenlee box.
1. Crate & Barrel, Caldrea Hand Soap, $8.95: Aloe Vera and Olive Oil ingredients ensure hands aren’t left dry.
2. Lush, Putty for Your Hands, $8.95: Perfect for gently exfoliating any remaining winter dryness.
3. Target, Method® Orla Kiely Cloud Burst Gel Hand Wash – 12 fl oz, $3.49: An affordable pick with fun designer packaging.
4. Jo Malone, Nectarine Blossom & Honey Body & Hand Wash, $50: An indulgent pick with a scent that’s worth every penny.
5. Saks Fifth Avenue, Nest Liquid Hand Soap, $22: Modern luxury at its finest for the bathroom.
April 11, 2013
Effortlessly transitioning from winter into spring (with doses of summer temps mixed in) is no easy task. One of our favorite go-to pieces this time of year is a classic shirt dress. More than just an easy morning pick, it layers nicely with a crisp blazer or cardigan and the sleeves can be rolled up or down depending on the hourly fluctuations in temperature.
Checkout a few styles that we fell for this week and take some of the fuss out of your morning routine.
Old Navy, Crepe Color-Blocked Shirt Dress, $19.97 (sale); Brooks Brothers, Geometric Print Dress, $398; Joe Fresh, Shirt Dress, $79
Gap, Printed Sateen Shirt Dress, $59.95; Urban Outfitters, Piplette By Alice Ritter Edina Sleeveless Shirtdress, $128; C.Wonder, Silk Lattice Print Shirtdress, $198
Target, Merona Elastic Waistband Shirtdress, $24.99; Vince Camuto, Two Pocket Shirt Dress, $128; DKNY, Stretch Silk Shirt Dress with Self-Belt and Transformer, $395
April 6, 2013
Open the windows, air the rooms out, and clean the house/car thoroughly. That is what we think of when it comes time for this yearly ritual. It is about the only time a year we feel excitement about spraying rooms with Lysol or wiping down the walls. However, we tend to overlook the cleaning and sorting out of important products detrimental to our health….BEAUTY PRODUCTS. As much as we hate to throw out the $24 mascara we just splurged on, keeping beauty products past their shelf life is dangerous and is a breeding ground for bacteria. Below is a guideline for you to use to go through your skin, hair, and makeup products and stock up on new ones for the warm seasons coming up.
CLEANSERS and MOISTURIZERS: 6 MONTHS
Target, Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser-8 Oz, $5.99
Kiehls, Ultra Facial Oil-Free Lotion, $26
Lush, 9-5 Cleansing Lotion, $10.95-$21.95
LIQUID FOUNDATION: 3-6 MONTHS
Lord and Taylor, CLARINS Skin Illusion Foundation, $38
Macy’s, Clinique Superbalanced Makeup Foundation 1 fl oz, $23
CONCEALER: 6-8 MONTHS
Nordstrom, MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer, $18
The Body Shop, Concealer All-In-One, $12
POWDERS: 1 YEAR
Korres, MINERAL FOUNDATION Wild Rose SPF 30, $28
Macy’s, Origins Multi-Grain Pressed Bronzer, $21
Sephora, Benefit Bella Bamba, $28
EYE SHADOW: 2-3 YEARS
Sephora, Urban Decay The Vice Palette, $59
Bloomingdales, MAC Pro Longwear Eye Shadow, $21
Target, Maybelline New York Eye Studio Color Explosion Shadow-Pink Punch, $8.54
EYE-LINER: 1 YEAR. Make sure to sharpen them often.
Bloomingdales, NARS Long-Wear Eyeliner, $24
Barneys New York, Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier Pencil, $22
Sephora, Sephora Collection Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner, $12
MASCARA: 3 MONTHS
Aveda, Mossacre, $18
Kohl’s, FLIRT! Lash-a-delic FAST DEFINING MASCARA, $15
Korres, VOLCANIC MINERALS, $20
LIPSTICK/LIPGLOSS: 1 YEAR
Nordstrom, NYX ‘Butter’ Lip Gloss, $5
Sephora, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar, $18
Target, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, $4.99
One more important tip to remember since you are spring cleaning your cosmetics, is not forgetting new makeup brushes. Try to clean them once every 2 weeks to keep bacteria from growing on them and spreading them onto your skin.
Sephora, SEPHORA COLLECTION Purifying Brush Shampoo, $6
Macy’s, Estee Lauder Makeup Brush Cleanser, $15.50
March 29, 2013
With Easter this weekend, we are getting ready for our many holiday traditions. Whether it is the competitive egg hunt, enjoying an Easter brunch, or getting dye on the kitchen towels from releasing your inner artist on those hard boiled eggs. Perhaps the most popular part is giving/receiving of the Easter basket. If you are playing the role of the Easter Bunny this year, let the filling of the basket be fun and creative. Take a look at the ideas below that will compliment those standard bright yellow Peeps and Cadbury Eggs.
Sephora, Stila Sealed With a Kiss Lip Glaze Trio, $12
L’OCCITANE, Cherry Blossom Petal-Soft Hand Cream, $22
Harney & Sons Tea, Peach Fruit “Tea” Loose 4 Oz Tin, $6.25
Crabtree & Evelyn, Lavender Solid Perfume Compact, $13
The Art of Shaving, 2 LATHER UP! Shaving Cream, $16
Brookstone, Wine Pump, $9.99
The New York Shaving Company, Chrome Safety Razor, $30
Champs Sports, Nike 3 Pack Moisture MGT Cushion Quarter Socks-Mens’s, $13.99
J.Crew, Girls’ Peony Headband, $14.50
Charlotte Russe, Bead Mix Bangle Set, $6
Delia’s, Teal Glitter Nail Polish, $4.50
American Girl Place, Stitch and Send, $21.99
Zumiez, Skullcandy Uprock Orange Headphones, $29.95
Toy “R” Us, Nerf Sport Nerfoop Basketball Set-Hangtime, $9.99
Finish Line, Nike Sport Water Bottle, $8
Vans, Atwood, Boys, $40
March 26, 2013
The spring colors in our closets are yearning to be worn and beginning this weekend, we’re no longer going to let the weather get in the way! With Easter as an excuse, we’re pulling out all the stops and will hit the streets in a colorful array of our Sunday’s best.
Looking for a bit of inspiration to brighten up your weekend, take a peek at a few of our favorite looks available in-stores now:
Old Navy, Mixed Eyelet Dress, $34.94 ; Aeropostale, Floral Garden Scarf, $24.50; Joe Fresh, Toe-Cap Ballet Flat, $59; Target, Mossimo Women’s Cropped Cardigan, $17.99
J.Crew, Micro-Tweed Jacket in Poppy, $148; Levi’s, Modern Rise Slight Curve Skinny Jeans, $78; C.Wonder, Pop Color Python Embossed Zip Clutch, $48; Gap, Chambray Tailored Shirt, $49.95; Madewell, The Sidewalk Skimmer in Tearose, $82
TopShop, Printed Shift Dress, $96; Gap, Leather Fold Over Clutch, $39.95; Mango, Mini-Spheres Ring, $19.99; Mango, Touch-Stone Hoop Earrings, $39.99
Diana VonFurstenburg, Zarita Dress, $325; Aldo, Meerut Clutch, $40; Zara, Leather Court Shoe, $89.90
Looking for a pop of color to brighten up your weekend? Pull together a few of your favorite pieces with our bookmarklet and we’ll have them to you tomorrow. Just be sure to order by 1pm ET on Friday (for our members in the Northeast).
March 18, 2013
Denim is perhaps the most versatile fabric we wear. The ways to wear it are limitless. All body types can wear these and there are so many different ones out there, you are guaranteed to find one that suits your taste. For the feminine ladies out there, floral prints complete the look. Camo denim is popping up everywhere for the edgy fashionistas. And for legs that reach the sky, a vertical stripe print is your best friend. Take a look below to see our faves of this style.
Urban Outfitters, Tripp NYC High-Rise Antique Stripe Jean, $79
Levi’s, 524 Skinny Jeans, $46
Lord and Taylor, CK JEANS Printed Skinny Ankle Jeans, $79.50
Gap, 1969, Printed Always Skinny Skimmer Jeans Camo, $69.95
Madewell, [BlankNYC] x Madewell Skinny Jeans in polka dot, $88
7 For All Mankind, The Skinny In Yellow Paisley Sprayed Lace, $225
Old Navy, Women’s The Rockstar Floral-Print Skinny Jeans, $34.50
Paige Denim, Verdugo Ultra Skinny, $259
QUIKSILVER, Third Bay Shirt, $64.50
March 13, 2013
“Black, like white, is the best color!”
- Karl Lagerfeld
This classic black and white look is back and huge for this season. You may think that pastels are mandatory with the early Easter this year and Daylight Saving Time giving us longer days (yay!), however, don’t dismiss this trend. Nothing can go wrong with this timeless attire. Think of Audrey’s little black dress, Cash’s mysterious black wardrobe, and Marilyn’s infamous white dress. We’ve pulled together some pieces that fit this clean look perfectly.
Zara, Printed Blouse, $59.90
Lord and Taylor, BCBGMAXAZRIA Jaclyn Wide-Leg Pants, $138
Kenneth Cole, Stay Here Pump, $148
American Apparel, Mid-Length Pocket Tee, $26
Zara, Printed Cropped Trousers, $59.90
Aldo, Ohar, $90
French Connection, Mozart Knitted Jumper, $78
Urban Outfitters, Urban Renewal Overdyed Cutoff Short, $44
Dolce Vita, Rima, $169
DKNY, Stretch Twill Blazer with Black Leather Sleeves, $249
Steve Madden, Trudy, $135.98
Sunglass Hut, Ray-Ban RB4174, $144.95
Target, Merona Women’s Polka Dot Twist Waist Dress, $27.99
Macy’s, Style&co Tarah Pumps, $59
Sephora, Smashbox Love Me Be Legendary Lipstick, $19
(Photo Credit: Scrapbook:Audrey Hepburn)
March 6, 2013
Access to the New York City sample sale scene from your cell phone? You asked and we’re happy to help!
Since our launch, we’ve received many requests from all over the country for a special service that would provide our members with access to the treasures that live behind the nondescript doors of New York City’s sample sales. These aren’t your run of the mill flash sale offers, they’re truly unique deals that can only be found by attending and expertly navigating the racks of merchandise.
Starting today, we’re accepting reservations for sample sale shopping concierge appointments in New York City. Your dedicated concierge will be your eyes and ears; sending you photos, text messages and calling you in real-time to provide you with access to the sample sale from your mobile phone. To learn more about this special service or set-up your first appointment, all of the details are available here.
As always, we want to make sure you’re delighted by your Suddenlee experience and the products we send you. If you have any suggestions or feedback, email us and we’ll be in touch.
Thank you for your continued support!
(Photo Credit: Guest of a Guest)
March 1, 2013
Sneakers are made for walking, but now they’re made to be seen too. Fashion has taken over and whether your look is sporty, classic, street or trendy, there is a pair for you. Take it up a notch with a one of the heeled pairs that filled the runways for Spring or stick with the sneaker of all sneakers, the Converse Jack Purcell.
Keep it moving and hopefully Spring will catch up soon!
1) Tretorn, Women’s Signe Canvas, $78
2) Zara, Women’s Fashion Sneaker, $129
3) Ash, Men’s Vincent Sneaker Perkish Leather, $225
4) Superga, Men’s 2152 COTU, $80
5) Nike, Men’s & Women’s FlyKnit Lunar1+, $160
6) J.Crew, Men’s Vans for J.Crew Washed Canvas Sneakers, $60
7) DKNY, Women’s Grommet Sneaker, $165
8) Converse, Jack Purcell Low Profile CVO Slip, $75
9) Old Navy, Women’s Slouchy Canvas Sneakers, $17.94
Photo Credit: Vogue España
February 25, 2013
We just finished going through a season of parties, intense hair styling, straighteners, and curling irons that can have our hair screaming with damage. Not to mention as the frigid temperatures drop lower, more moisture can get robbed from our strands. It’s February, and while we are going crazy with Spring Fever overload, we are not quite there yet. Soon enough we will be able to enjoy that care free look when styling our hair in the warmer months. Until then, we have to make sure our locks are getting the moisture and treatment they deserve. Don’t worry…it’s nothing a good conditioner can’t fix.